Welcome to BASCAP
Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP)
BASCAP member company spotlight - Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever discusses private sector views at the IP London Enforcement Summit
IP recommendations - ICC BASCAP launches new report on the value of intellectual property in Ukraine
IP events - Alexandra Iliopoulou of BASCAP addresses issues associated with proceeds of crime at WCO Knowledge Academy
Public Awareness - Fakes Cost More, I Buy Real is an international consumer awareness campaign
Intergovernmental agenda - BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy presents IP recommendations to Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev
Counterfeiting and piracy undermine economic development
The massive infiltration of counterfeit and pirated goods drains $1 trillion from the global economy and robs over 2.5 million jobs. Unsafe and ineffective products now pose a risk to millions of consumers, while governments, businesses and society are being robbed of hundreds of billions in tax revenues, income and jobs.
A disorder of this magnitude undermines economic development, a sound market economy system and open international trade and investment. No legitimate business or country is immune to the impact of counterfeiting and piracy, and no single actor can successfully fight this battle alone, which is why ICC created the Business Action to Stop Counterfeiting and Piracy (BASCAP).
Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain
ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Paris on 26 March 2015 - 'Roles and Responsibilities on Intermediaries: Fighting counterfeiting and piracy in the supply chain'. The paper outlines steps that intermediaries can take to help eliminate global supply chain vulnerabilities that allow infiltration of counterfeit and pirated products. The paper sets out cross-cutting measures and best practices that will help intermediaries-ranging from express shipping companies to online search engines and market places-ensure that their systems fit-for purpose to eliminate the infiltration of counterfeit goods and pirated content.
Click here to learn more about the roles and responsibilities of intermediaries
Promoting and Protecting Intellectually Property in Ukraine
ICC BASCAP launches a new report in Kiev on 25 June 2014, which outlines the value of intellectual property in Ukraine and provides comprehensive policy and legislative recommendations to advance the Ukrainian IP rights protection and enforcement regime.
Access Ukraine IP report and recommendations
Featured Event: London IP Summit, 11-12 June
The First International IP Enforcement Summit brought together key European and international decision makers, enforcement agencies, multinational companies and other stakeholders to discuss the growing impact of intellectual property right infringements and the challenges facing enforcement and society.
ICC BASCAP had strong representation at the Summit with Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever; BASCAP Director Jeff Hardy; and Zeeger Vink of Lacoste.
BASCAP at the International IP Enforcement Summit
Join the fight
membership strengthens your company's internal capability to deal with
counterfeiting and piracy of your brands. Membership opens access to a group composed of like-minded multinational companies. Membership to the group gives you the ability to drive the BASCAP agenda to focus only on the most important issues in counterfeiting and piracy and to act at the highest levels.